Applying to PharmCAS

Welcome to the 2016-2017 PharmCAS Application!

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Applicant Responsibilities

You are responsible for properly completing your application, sending your supporting documentation and fees to PharmCAS on time, AND regularly checking your application status online by logging onto your PharmCAS web application.

PharmCAS applicants will:

•  Be responsible for learning the application procedures and admission prerequisites of each designated pharmacy program;
•  Arrange for official transcripts from all regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institutions they have attended to be sent directly by the school registrar to the PharmCAS office BEFORE the school’s application deadline;
•  Where possible, use the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form to arrange for all official U.S. transcripts to be sent to PharmCAS;
•  Provide ALL required information on the PharmCAS application accurately and in a timely manner;
•  Abide by the PharmCAS program’s application deadline;
•  Arrange for PharmCAS to receive a course-by-course Transcript Evaluation Report for all international institutions attended, if required by their designated pharmacy programs;
•  Respond immediately to ALL notices and questions received from PharmCAS and each program to which they apply (Applicants are responsible for checking their personal email and PharmCAS accounts for these important notices and questions!);
•  Print a copy of the completed PharmCAS application before e-submitting the form to PharmCAS.
•  Agree to submit the correct PharmCAS application fee and any additional program supplemental fees that may be required on time;
•  Use the PharmCAS Payment Form to submit money order fee payments to PharmCAS (credit card payments preferred);
•  Arrange for up to four (4) letters of reference (“recommendation” or “evaluations”) to be sent to PharmCAS;
•  Provide ALL required information on the supplemental application, if required by the program they are applying to, accurately and in a timely manner;
•  Respond promptly to programs, either to accept or to decline interview invitations and offers of admission;
•  Regularly check application status online by logging onto the PharmCAS web application;
•  Promptly notify PharmCAS of any change in contact information before June 26, 2017;
•  Promptly notify all designated degree programs of any change in contact information after June 26, 2017;
•  Contact degree programs directly regarding questions about admission decisions, program-specific admissions criteria, and other program-specific information; and
•  Log off the PharmCAS web application after the completion of each entry or review session to protect against unauthorized access of application information submitted to the Service.

Expand All FAQ Questions

Q: If I choose to apply to a pharmacy degree program that participates in PharmCAS, do I HAVE to apply through PharmCAS?

A: Yes, all college students and college graduates applying to a PharmCAS degree program must use the PharmCAS application process. High school applicants applying to a “0–6″ or “early assurance” pharmacy degree program must apply directly to the pharmacy degree program. Some “0–6″ or “early assurance” pharmacy degree programs may participate in the PharmDirect application. Check ADD LINK HERE for participating programs.

Q: What do I need to access the PharmCAS web application online?

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PLEASE NOTE: The application may not be accessible to people with certain disabilities. If a disability prevents you from accessing the web application, please contact PharmCAS at 617–612–2050 or email